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Miss Miles, the Woman of the World


"MISS MILES" had a great time in San Fernando. She is very grateful to all of you who came out to meet her and share stories. She wants you all to know that she will be back at The Little Carib Theatre on August 24th, for our 50th Anniversary Independence Celebrations. The show, the latest LORDSTREET LiME, premiered on 20th October 2011 at the historic Little Carib in Port of Sapin to rave reviews. Lordstreet Theatre, in association with Trevor Jadunath, will be taking the show around Trinidad and Tobago for 2012. Call 1-868-681-7475 for more information. Written and directed by veteran actor, playwright and director Tony Hall, the one-woman play "MISS MILES" the Woman of the World features the award-winning actress Cecilia Salazar as Trinidadian activist, singer, fashionista and public servant Gene Miles. The play focuses on the clash between Gene Miles’ conscience, religious faith, belief in truth and the rigid pre-set notions of the status quo. The story traces the 42 years of this attractive and intelligent woman's short life – from growing up in pre-independence, colonial, Roman Catholic Trinidad, attending St. Joseph’s Convent (Port of Spain), to the black power days of the early 1970’s, when a struggle to develop a new and just society gave rise to social transformation. Gene Miles, a Trinidad and Tobago patriot, took on the powerful state administration in an anti-corruption campaign, The Gas Station Racket in the 1960s – and paid the ultimate price. It is perceived widely that she stood up for high standards of morality in the public service. She caused a commission of inquiry to be launched into what became known as the “Gas Station racket”. But along the way “GAS STATION GENE”, who was rumoured as having an affair with the People's National Movement minister of government John O'Halloran, lost her job, became a nervous wreck and was often seen wandering the city of Port of Spain, bedraggled and drunk. She died of a heart attack at 42 years old. Hall has a long career of documenting local lives and culture. He has worked with the Trinidad Theatre Workshop and at the pioneering Banyan Limited. In 1992 he co-directed the award-winning documentary, "And the Dish Ran Away With the Spoon". His acclaimed play, "Jean and Dinah . . .", is being adapted into a feature film. Hall's other plays include the powerful and provocative "Twilight Café"; and with David Rudder, the ground breaking calypso musical "The Brand New Lucky Diamond Horseshoe Club". Hall’s work has been celebrated by local audience, critics and fellow writers as some of “the finest West Indian theatre” (Derek Walcott), a “triumph” (Earl Lovelace), and “lively…touching…powerful” (Judy Raymond). Cecilia Salazar is one of Trinidad’s most celebrated and well-known actresses. She holds a BA in Theatre from Brock University in Ontario, Canada. She also holds the current record for the most awards for acting given to an individual in Trinidad and Tobago – nine Cacique Awards. Some of her many roles include: Dame Jab in 3canal’s "Jab in the Box"; Sarah/Woman in Hall’s "Twilight Café"; Cleotilda in Earl Lovelace’s "The Dragon Can’t Dance"; Lizzie in Richard Ragoobarsingh’s "Mary Could Dance"; Bolom in Derek Walcott’s "Ti-Jean and His Brothers"; and Mme de Tourvel in Christopher Hampton’s "Les Liasons Dangereuse". Partnering with Lordstreet Theatre for "MISS MILES" are producer Trevor Jadunath; Mauri “KeKere” Hall, who has written the music featured in the show; and an award-winning production crew, including producer Trevor Jadunath; Theresa Awai; Christopher Cozier; Robin Foster; Sean Leonard; Wendell Manwarren; Leslynne Matthews; Desiree Sampson; Ian Smith; Caroline Taylor; and Celia Wells. The show’s development was funded in part by The Arts Support Alliance (TASA), and is being sponsored by the Ministry of Arts & Multiculturalism; i95.5FM; First Citizens Bank; Carib Beer; Jimmy Aboud; MEP (Media & Editorial Projects Limited); and Absolutions Design Studio. "MISS MILES" The Woman of the World, the latest LORDSTREET LiME, runs from Friday August 24th to Sunday August 26th at The Little Carib Theatre, Port of Spain. Tickets for most performances are $150, tel: 1-868-681-7475. Discounted $100 tickets are usually available for university students with valid student ID. For more information about the production moving around the country, additional ticketing outlets, behind-the-scenes photos, and much more, visit Lordstreet Theatre’s Facebook page at: Lordstreet Theatre An Arts Project of The Michael K. Hall Community School Limited make a ritual of the sunrise . . .


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